May 07, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

Kay Gardner and Derek Scott: Releasing the Legacy of Shame

Dick Schwartz describes shame as a multi-part phenomena: there are parts holding the burden of shame; beliefs such as “I’m not good enough” or “There’s something wrong with me” and shaming parts inside (the inner critic) that learn to shame us into behaving in a way that means we won’t get abandoned. In addition to the beliefs, associated feelings, and impact on the body connected to these parts there is often a legacy component. If for example, it was not safe for your great-grandmother to have a voice then she will have raised her daughter with this belief, reinforced through shaming, who will have passed that on to your mother, then you; held in your system.

Shame dims the light of Self.

In this IFS workshop Kay Gardner and Derek Scott will safely guide you through an exploration of where and how you may be holding a legacy burden so that it can be released from your system and from your lineage. Once cleared there is space in your system for a greater embodiment of Self energy and all of your parts can feel safe to manifest who they, and you are.

To begin this exploration you may wish to watch these videos by Derek on understanding how shame gets taken on by a part and how to engage with it internally. The third video in the series will be sent to you when you register for this workshop.

We have also made a brief video with Kay explaining what to expect from the guided meditation.

There will be an optional meeting at 2 pm EST for 1 hour the following Friday (May 14th) for anyone who wants to share how the release of the shame burden is being integrated in their life. This optional hour is included in the fee.

Please register by clicking the PayPal button below – you will be sent the Zoom link for the workshop within 24 hours. 3 IFS CEs are available. Payments are non-refundable.

IMPORTANT Please allow up to 24 hours after registration to receive the link and check spam if not received by then. Contact IFSCA here if not received.

This Workshop will be recorded and the recording sent to registrants the next day. It will be available for 1 week. 
Cost: $85 + service fee ; Students: $45 + service fee; Unemployed/working poor: $25 + service fee

June 11th, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

Bob Falconer: Finding and Trusting Inner Guidance

Continuing our Exploration of the Farther Reaches of IFS

Bob Falconer, co-author with Dick Schwartz of “Many minds, One Self “ offers this workshop focussed on Guides.

Many IFS therapists have sceptical parts connected to this phenomenon and clients may have managing protective parts claiming to be guides. what are we to do with this?

Bob reminds us that the IFS model is a “constraint-release” model and applies that understanding to working with Unattached Burdens (UBs) which he describes as the “Royal Road” to finding guidance. In this workshop he will help IFS therapists to discern what is going on inside and how to differentiate true Inner Guidance from other presentations (parts and/or UBs).

IFS informs us of a radical shift in our understanding of what it is to be human. Bob explores the implications of this shift in the context of his many years of researching and writing about human consciousness.

IMPORTANT Please allow up to 24 hours after registration to receive the link and check spam if not received by then. Contact IFSCA here if not received.

This Workshop will be recorded and the recording sent to registrants the next day. It will be available for 1 week. Please ensure your PayPal email is valid.
Cost: $85 + service fee ; Students: $45 + service fee; Unemployed/working poor: $25 + service fee


July 9th, Online: 2-5 EST, 11-2 PST

Dick Schwartz: Stop Killing the Messenger – IFS and Chronic Pain

“There are many reasons that we have physical pain that are not related to our parts, but particularly when our pain is chronic, seemingly intractable, and doesn’t respond to other treatments, it is often being used by parts to get a message to us. The harder we try to kill the pain, the more of it they give us because, often, their message is a crucial one. IFS provides a way to not only listen to that message but also get all our parts on board for making changes that eliminate the need for that message. “

Click Below to read the Psychotherapy Networker article

“It turns out that most chronic pain, and an astonishing variety of other medical maladies, have little to do with damaged tissues or untreated infections. They’re maintained by complex mind–body interactions, in which our brain’s natural proclivity to avoid pain traps us.”

“For some clients, pain became a window into a fascinating inner world of parts. When parts trust us to listen to them, they no longer need to use pain to communicate with us…In many cases, allowing these parts to speak transforms the pain and often resolves the disorder entirely.”

Please Join Dick Schwartz, Founder of the IFS Model for this rich exploration of how to work with parts connected to chronic pain.

Given the immensity of the Opioid crisis, Dick Schwartz once again delivers on his promise as a “Hope Merchant”.

IFS Shown to Reduce Pain and Depression, and Improve Physical Function for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Results of Randomized Controlled Study Published in the Journal of Rheumatology (Click to View)

Please register by clicking the PayPal button below – you will be sent the Zoom link for the workshop within 24 hours. 3 IFS CEs are available. Payments are non-refundable.

IMPORTANT Please allow up to 24 hours after registration to receive the link and check spam if not received by then. Contact IFSCA here if not received.

This Workshop will be recorded and the recording sent to registrants the next day. It will be available for 1 week. Please ensure your PayPal email is valid.
Cost: $105 + service fee (4%); Students: $50 + service fee; Unemployed/working poor: $25 + service fee